3. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
It’s as if we forgot what the guy was like over the first 12 games of last season.
Never quite right after not being able to get through a leg injury late in the year, Tua Tagovailoa struggled in the SEC Championship against Georgia, and wasn’t his sharpest self in the College Football Playoff.
Against Duke, he was back.
It also helped to have an NFL receiving corps around him to make magical things happy – that Jerry Jeudy touchdown catch was simply unfair – but the conductor made the orchestra go.
Tagovailoa was moving better, throwing with more confidence, and in total command of the attack in the 42-3 win over Duke, completing 26-of-31 passes for 336 yards and four scores to go along with 15 rushing yards.
It’s going to be another amazing ride.